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by AFL-CIO | on Oct 12, 2018

AFL-CIO: A Skilled Girlforce

AFL-CIO: The International Day of the Girl was created in 2012, and this year’s theme centers on creating “A Skilled GirlForce.” Here are three of our key strategies to achieve this...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 10, 2018

Trump Wants to Repeal Child Labor Law

Of all of the workplace safety laws and regulations that Trump could consider overturning, child labor laws were probably not at the top of the list. However, Bloomberg Law is reporting that Trump...

by Guest Post | on Apr 03, 2018

Teaching Congress About IBEW Apprenticeships

Members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce toured a D.C.-area IBEW training facility, where they received an education of their own about the value of electrical apprenticeships...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 20, 2017

McGarvey’s Apprenticeship Support is a Fool's Errand

Since the campaign, Trump has talked up the idea of expanding Apprentice Programs as an avenue for job growth and higher wages. This push, along with his promises of major infrastructure spending,...

by Brian Young | on Oct 24, 2017

States Act to Fill Construction Jobs

Across the country construction is booming, 35 states reported an increase from last year in construction jobs. 26 of those states also reported increases just in the last month. While this boom is...

by Guest Post | on Jul 13, 2017

Albany: $100K Jobs Must Have Training

In a Press Release from the Carpenters Union, on July 3, the City of Albany passed Ordinance 32.62.17 that requires all construction contractors and subcontractors – working on projects valued...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 14, 2017

The Construction Trade Brain-Drain

Apprenticeships are an important path to middle class jobs.  While some young people are better with the books and go to college, others learn a skilled trade through Apprenticeship Programs....

by Press and Media | on May 18, 2017

New York to grow Apprenticeship Programs

Federal Funds being used to give the next generation the tools they need to succeed.